Remembering Brooklyn Dodgers’ #42 Jackie Robinson during Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, here’s an excerpt from my book Favorite Overcoming Athletes about the great Jackie Robinson.

Robinson’s story should be required reading in every high school in American. Young people can be inspired by #42’s tremendous personal story and learn to never tolerate our nation’s ugly history again.

…..On April 15, 1997 Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig mandated an unprecedented edict. It was never before witnessed in any American professional sport.

Selig ordered all Major League Baseball teams to officially retire the #42 jersey in honor of Brooklyn Dodgers great Jackie Robinson.

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